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Huge book sale, Balinese mask dances and more at Cape Coral Library in April

March 24, 2017 It’s April and time again for the popular Spring Book Sale fundraiser at the Cape Coral Library, which is located at 921 S.W. 39th Terrace. more »»

 
 
 
Community Foundation awards $275,000 in grants and scholarships

March 24, 2017 The Cape Coral Com-munity Foundation has awarded more than $275,000 in grant and scholarship distributions this fiscal year, which began on July 1, 2016 and will end on June 30, 2017. more »»

Visit Manatee Park

March 24, 2017 Originally opened in 1996, this 17-acre regional park is the place to go in Lee County for manatee viewing, especially from November through March when hundreds of these widely adored marine mammals... more »»

Spring has sprung

March 24, 2017 On March 20, at 12:57 p.m. Eastern Time, the first day of spring arrived. In the Northern Hemisphere it means that the Vernal Equinox pays its visit. more »»

Paying delinquent taxes won’t give you a lien on the property

March 24, 2017 Dear Mr. Feichthaler: I live in a home in Cape Coral, and I have a vacant lot next door that I am interested in combining this with my property. more »»

Cape single-family homes by the numbers for February

March 24, 2017 If there is a wet blanket being thrown on what are otherwise mostly solid numbers for the first two months of 2017 in the Cape Coral single-family home market, it is the higher, pesky level of unsol... more »»

An Irish tradition shot down

March 17, 2017 This month, the Irish and the Irish at heart come out in full green shamrocks, clothes, flowers, food and a lot of good Irish stout. Today, March 17, is the date to celebrate St. more »»

Job loss puts end to house purchase agreement

March 17, 2017 Dear Mr. Feichthaler: I recently signed a contract to buy a home in Cape Coral, and I needed financing to make the purchas. more »»

Using median sales prices to analyze the price of a home

March 17, 2017 Last week we discussed how to use the number of days a home is listed for sale on the market as an indicator to help evaluate if a home is overpriced. more »»

Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park

March 17, 2017 Rare among all the destinations along the southwestern coast of Florida, Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park offers viable snorkeling and even scuba diving off of its sugar-sand beaches. more »»

Queens wreath vine is spectacular

March 10, 2017 This time of year there are a lot of beautiful colors throughout the area. The queens wreath vine is one of the most colorful. more »»

Allowing grandson to move here may not save on in-state tuition

March 10, 2017 Dear Mr. Feichthaler: My grandson was recently accepted to Florida Gulf Coast University, where he will attend after he graduates high school in Michigan later this year. more »»

Using a simple market statistic to evaluate the price of a home

March 10, 2017 Today, most of us are bombarded with information about everything, real estate included. more »»

Rain, rain, come back

March 3, 2017 This may need to be another day for “rain, rain, go away” to come back. I’m sure you all got the same notice I did with my water bill — “Ahoy mates! It’s the dry season. more »»

Cape’s rising home inventory ‘A Tale of Two Cities’

March 3, 2017 Last week we discussed the first two parts of the three-part story about the current overall theme to the Cape Coral single-family home market. more »»

Art appreciation, ‘Make-it &Take-It’ painting, Coloring for Grown-Ups and more at Cape Coral Library in March

February 24, 2017 The Cape Coral Library is a hub of activity for the community, and March will be as busy as ever. Here’s a sampling of the free events, programs and exhibits scheduled for this month. more »»

American restart and yellow-rumped warbler

February 24, 2017 American redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) Aptly nicknamed the flamebird, the American redstart is one of the most colorful and distinctive warblers. more »»

Brazilian peppertree, friend or foe?

February 24, 2017 Here in Florida, we consider the Brazilian peppertree, scientifically known as Schinus terebinthifolius, a very noxious, non-native, invasive weed; it is banned here. more »»

Options for transferring mobile home, land as inheritance

February 24, 2017 Dear Mr. Feichthaler: My mother owns a mobile home in a park in North Fort Myers, which sits on deeded land. more »»

Cape Coral single-family homes by the numbers for January

February 24, 2017 The overall theme in our single-family home market can be broken down into three parts. Part one, has been the steady decline in the number of homes sold in Cape Coral since the 2nd quarter of 2016. more »»

Guest column: The lasting legacy of a husband and father

February 24, 2017 When Monika Jennings speaks about her husband Matt, her face lights up. She tells of his intense love for fishing, boating and golfing, and his passion for helping young people. more »»

 
 
 

 

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  1. Yes, it’s the best way to secure our border.
  2. Maybe, if Mexico pays for it and there are no pass-on costs to U.S. taxpayers.
  3. No, it’s too much money and I don’t believe we can persuade Mexico to fund the total cost.
  4. A better solution would be more border patrol personnel.
  5. Just eliminate sanctuary cities and enforce the current laws.
  6. Make it easier for people to come to the U.S. legally; then there would be no need for a wall.
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